John Kornacki




I have a bachelor’s degree in biology (with a minor in chemistry) from Marquette University in my hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In addition, I have master’s and doctoral degrees from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan; I studied in a multidisciplinary field called Resource Development; it emphasized natural resource economics, community development, public policy, and included some classes in the law. I added a certificate in college counseling.


While in college and graduate school, I worked as a library aide, a teaching assistant and then a program assistant for a private foundation in Michigan. I did my post-doctoral work for a think tank in Washington, DC then headed a nonpartisan congressional research center in Illinois. I later became staff director for an office under the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives which included a reference library, an archive, and a history office. After that I served as an adjunct professor/administrator for several area universities including George Washington, American and George Mason. I began tutoring and advising local high school students about ten years ago after retiring from university administrative work. I added teaching classes for homeschoolers about 4 years later. I joined the Fusion Academy Loudoun faculty in December of 2022.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • I enjoy playing the piano, strumming the guitar, and singing.
  • My wife and I enjoy touring the back roads of Virginia and nearby states
  • I started a garage band in 7th grade and still manage to play in a garage band today with slightly more mature folks.